‘Andy Murray knows how to prepare for Wimbledon’ – Dan Evans backs fellow Brit to bounce back quickly from Stuttgart
World number 31 Dan Evans has total confidence that Andy Murray will be fully prepared come Wimbledon at the end of the month.
That comes despite the fact the former world number one suffered an injury setback in the final of Stuttgart on Sunday.
Murray will take on Lorenzo Sonego at Queen’s to kick off his ATP tour British grass campaign in 2022.
Evans said: “It’s not ideal [for Murray].
“I don’t know if he is [injured] or not or what the deal is.
“But if anybody knows how to prepare himself for Wimbledon, it’s him.
“I don’t think if he’s play this week or next week, in my opinion it wouldn’t matter for his preparations as long as he can prepare.
“If he can still play tennis in a week or so, he’ll be okay.
“So in that sense, it’s not ideal, but it’s not the end of the world for him.”
Coming off the back of a Challenger title in Nottingham, Evans will face Murray’s conqueror in world number 10 and defending Queen’s champion Matteo Berrettini in the first round.
Both men had a long week with their respective titles, something the Birmingham native noted.
“If you’re not getting enough sleep because you’re finishing late at night on the weekend, you’re obviously doing something pretty good.
“In that sense, I’m pretty lucky that I’m playing Berrettini who is in the same position, if I can take the positive out of it!
“Mostly I’m looking forward to playing tomorrow.
“I’m not hurt, I’m not tired.
“It’s another great tournament.
“So it’s going to be a good week, regardless of what happens.”
(Photo credit Paul Zimmer)
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